Connecticut Training & Development Network
The Connecticut Training & Development Network is dedicated to being a resource for government professionals who work in and manage the staff and organizational development for Connecticut state agencies. We invite you use this site as a resource to enhance your professional development. 

2015 Successes
  • Graduated an additional Train the Trainer cohorts with 18 graduates; 6 programs to date 
  • Launched another Train the Trainer cohort September, 2015
  • Graduated an additional Aspiring Leader cohort with 25 graduates, 6 programs to date 
  • Debuted and offered 4 sessions of the State Supervisory Skills Training program in collaboration the Board of Regents and DAS
  • Planned and hosted annual conference with  96 attendees from 22 State agencies
  • Provided 5 professional development and network events for all State and local government employees
2016 Goals
  • Review and  enhance the Supervisory Training Program
  • Develop  evaluation tool tools for the Supervisory Training Program
  • Establish Membership and Marketing subcommittees
  • Provide professional development events
  • Host the Annual CTDN Conference
  • Review the Train the Trainer curriculum
  • Explore partnering opportunities with State Agencies to provide unpaid internships
Message from CTDN Chair, Maureen Evelyn
As I enter my third term, I must note that it is so satisfying working with such an accomplished team of people. I cannot think of another group with more collaborative spirit and professionalism! This network continues to build such an impressive array of success stories which affects so many people’s careers and their lives — that is big! "Teach a man to fish"  moments here!

One of the many things we do well is bring brilliant programming to training professionals, new supervisors, and managers for nominal cost. Our quest is to be the State’s "go-to" organization for staff development. Our membership teaches these courses, attends meetings throughout the year and hosts an annual conference each year to bring us all together to learn and celebrate these successes. We encompass well over 20 State and local government agencies, and we are growing!

Thank you is simply not enough to express my gratitude to all the students, trainers, committee members and general membership who accomplished these great feats. Now we look forward to the 2015-2017 term. If you are not already a CTDN member, please join. It will make an ever-changing impact on your life.

CTDN-L: List Serve Now Available for Members!
Tell others of new Ideas. Ask questions to solve your problems. Learn about new materials, methods and practices.

CTDN has created a listserv to help members stay connected and share information. This Listserv will enable participants to provide information and ask questions via email. The user sends a message to one address that is automatically forwarded to everyone on the list. Replies can be sent to an individual or to everyone. All CTDN members have been subscribed automatically. Want to be part of the CTDN-Listserve? Join the network today and you will added to the list, it's that easy.

Benefits of belonging to the CTDN-L include:

  • Reaching all CTDN members by sending one email to
  • Receiving postings from other members directly into your inbox
  • Replying to the whole group by simply replying to the one email
  • Sending a personal reply to only the content sender by easily copying their email address into a new email

For questions and more information or if you do not wish to be on the listserv contact Mary McCarthy at

2014-2015 Schedule

CTDN's meeting schedule is set and promises to be a great year! Join any of CTDN's meetings and meet and mingle with a variety of State of Connecticut professionals just like you. We talk about training programs, organizational development, challenging situations, and current hot industry topics. Walk away with numerous ideas and tools that will immediately help you. There is no better way to network and learn!  View the 2015-2016 Schedule View 2015 Planning Meeting Minutes

Professional Development
CTDN's is proud to offer three signature professional development programs to State of Connecticut employees:  Aspiring Leaders, Train the Trainer, and the newest addition, the State Supervisory Training Program.

{Aspiring Leaders Logo} Nuturing Leadership Today and in the Future
Aspiring Leaders is the State of Connecticut's Executive Development Program designed to support our next generation of leaders.
Learn More
{Aspiring Leaders Logo} Take Yourself and Your Organization to the Next Level
The State of Connecticut Train the Trainer Certificate Program provides you, our talented workforce the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver effective training that transfers smoothly to the work environment.
Learn More View the Train the Trainer Brochure

{Supervisory Skills Training} Learning how to Lead as a State Supervisor
This course is a “Supervisory Skills Training” program designed and customized specifically for state employees. The goal of this program is to provide professional development opportunities to aspiring and new supervisors, as well as those looking to refresh their knowledge in this area. Learn More